Tuesday October 18 2011
Iaquinta faces Juve battle

The agent of Vincenzo Iaquinta has admitted that the striker will find it tough to break into the Juventus first team.

Iaquinta remained at the club over the summer amidst talk that he would be sold, but he has yet to appear this term after picking up two injuries in pre-season.

"His fitness issues have affected him over the last two seasons," representative Andrea D'Amico told Tutto Juve.

"In addition to that, there is an abundance of attackers in the Juve squad and the change of system, which uses one striker, won't make it easy for him to return to the first team."

As a result of the difficulties faced by the World Cup winner, he's again being linked with an exit – this time in January once the window re-opens.

"It's no surprise that he's one of the suspects to leave the club in the New Year," D'Amico continued. "However, let's put the market to one side as I don't like to talk about such things in advance.

"Let's wait and see what happens. For now we have to focus on the present. Vincenzo is in good shape and he wants to be ready if called upon."

The Old Lady have Iaquinta, Amauri, Mirko Vucinic, Alex Del Piero, Luca Toni, Fabio Quagliarella and Alessandro Matri as attacking options this term.

Amauri, Iaquinta and Toni have yet to feature this season, while Quagliarella has played in just one game.